Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – British Ambassador to Ethiopia, Greg Dorey on Thursday hosted a reception in honor of Ethiopian athletes who hope to take part in the London 2012 Olympic Games on Thursday 16 February 2012.

A large group of young and upcoming Athletes as well officials from Ethiopian Olympic Committee and the Athletics Federation attended the reception at the British Embassy.

“London 2012 will be a truly global celebration, bringing together athletes, fans, volunteers, businesses, media and international leaders from across the world. It will be a celebration of the global community, of cross border relationships, of peace. Determination, hope and inspiration will underpin everything,” Dorey said. Regarding Ethiopian athletes, he said: “I hope London will be the place for the success of Ethiopian athletes.”

Compiled d by Tewodros Kebkab for Ethiopian Reporter